13/10/2017: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 2, wind direction S

After a quiet first hour of the survey two separate female Atlantic Grey seals were spotted bottling close to the harbour wall and after fifteen they were joined by a group of four bottlenose dolphins travelling from the fish factory E toward the cardinal marker. The grey seal and group of four dolphins with one juvenile then stayed around in the bay for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 2-3, wind direction S/SW

Two dolphins from the group spotted in the previous survey remained in the bay for the first half-hour of this survey, foraging between the fish factory and harbour wall before moving away. There were no further marine mammal sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2, wind direction S/SW

One single Atlantic Grey seal was spotted on three separate occasions during this survey, it displayed logging and swimming behaviours close to the harbour wall. The seal appeared to be a very young male as its colouring was very white and it was relatively small in size for a male Grey seal. No further marine mammal sightings occurred during this survey.